Hong Kong – New York – Beijing

2014-08-06

Carol Choi

Graduate of Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing and Management), 2014

After three years of undergraduate studies, what do I get from HKUST? Stress and Tension? Well, I guess most of us encounter pressure when examinations approach in any university. I am grateful that HKUST not only offers a pleasant learning environment, but more importantly, the opportunities to gain international exposure.

As a business school student,I had been longing for a chance to visit Manhattan, the international financial center, and HKUST has made my dream come true! Exchanging in New York University (NYU) is one of the most exciting experiences in my college life! It was my first time living all on my own in another city on the other side of the world. Stepping out of my comfort zone was not easy. But eventually, I overcame the cultural shock and started meeting new friends, appreciating their culture, and even falling in love with this vibrant city.

After exploring the West for a semester, I had an urge to know more about the East where my motherland lies. Fortunately, I was selected to go on a winter program in Peking University. Compared to my previous visits to this city a decade ago, Beijing has become more developed with a lot of skyscrapers. Through going sightseeing and attending lectures in Beijing, I learnt more about the recent development in China.

These two cultural exposures are invaluable. Thank you, HKUST!

 Violet Ball at NYU Bobst Library
Violet Ball at NYU Bobst Library
 Honda Civic Sedan marketing campaign at NYU campus
Honda Civic Sedan marketing campaign at NYU campus
 Welcome Dinner at Peking University
Welcome Dinner at Peking University
 Climbing the Great Wall
Climbing the Great Wall
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